A Month in Santa Barbara
How to transform a 30-day vacation ~ Into an extended escape of perfection
To truly get in the mind of what it’s like to be a local, you first must sojourn for at least a month in the house of a local. And so the old provincialism goes in Santa Barbara, a rare place along the beautiful California coast where one can escape for extended periods of time...and have it still feel like your serenity-filled vacation was sadly cut short.
Luckily for you, the City of Santa Barbara has certain short-term vacation rental restrictions in some areas. But here at InvitedHome, we refer to them as long-term vacation justifications. And what follows are a few our favorite places for protracted visits along the American Riviera.
Every Santa Barbara sabbatical should begin with a dream. And with California Dreamin’, every extended vacation ends in blissful contentment. Within walking distance to State Street and the historic Mission, this sprawling estate will unfortunately give you little reason to leave, and plenty of reasons to stay inside and around the home.
Picture you, your family and an assemblage of close friends - both old and new - gathering around the pool patio for a cocktail or two, while others relax in the jacuzzi or share stories by the fire pit. Once the proverbial dinner bell has been rung, you’ll most certainly have your choice of seating, with unique dining room options both inside and out. Simply open a few elegant glass doors, and the two become one.
Who wouldn’t want an elongated trip to Spain without ever leaving the states? Perhaps there is a Spaniard or two amongst us who would prefer the real thing, but as far as authentic architecture and native design firmly grounded in a genuine Spanish-coastal style, Casa de Lujo is about as close as you’ll get.
Enjoy the cooling sea breeze of the days whisking by as you gaze out on your ocean views and the intricate Mission-style roofing from your top floor balcony. Bask in the laughter of your guests as they delight in some al fresco dining out on the spacious patio. And revel in the convenience of being just about 700 feet to the famed Mesa steps that lead you to the beach. For this is a path you’ll be making multiple times each week during the course of your vacation in paradise.
Perhaps your healing process involves a greater appreciation for the finer things in life. If that’s the case, Cuatro Vientos is just the medicine you need. A thirty-day regimen here ought to do just the trick. And with 9 bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms, feel free to bring an army of your friends and family. Because truth be told, the home is too glamorous to keep all to yourself.
So take in a healthy dose of the panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Barbara just below. Watch the sun rise over the majestic mountains from your back terrace. Unwind by the pool or in the spa and simply enjoy a meditation in relaxation. Or just marvel at all the fine details of the luscious greenery and Spanish-style architecture across the estate’s 3.25 acres. And you’ll have plenty of time to explore every inch of it.
Escape from it all without ever leaving California. Simply head out to the roofdeck of your 2-bedroom/2.5 bathroom townhome, sit by the outdoor fireplace, and bask in the glow of all Mykonos has to offer. And that certainly is plenty.
Thirty days here leaves you an abundance of time to enjoy the 2,000 square feet of indoor space. The more than 600 square feet of outdoor decks. And the 360-degree views of the mountains, the harbor, the Mission, and more. Perhaps best of all? You’re just steps or a quick bike ride to the always bustling entertainment of seaside Stearns Wharf.
Imagine a picture book home designed by famed green architect, Michelle Kauffman. Visualize taking a leisurely stroll through the lush landscape that is your backyard. Picture you and yours gathering around a soothing fire pit as you toast to a break from it all in your 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom secluded retreat. What you’re imagining is a 30-day stay in Upper East Retreat.
Here, you’ll experience firsthand why recent articles in Seasons Magazine and Better Homes & Gardens raved about it’s eco-friendly design. You’ll understand the true definition of modern elegance as you make good use of its many discreet indoor and outdoor spaces. And you’ll conclude that anything short of month-long visit, comes up short of perfection.
Your journey to complete contentment begins with a choice. And while the home and location you choose during your 30+ days in Santa Barbara is of the most importance, ultimately, it is only the beginning of your endless joy and delight during your stay. That’s because when you go with InvitedHome, you’ll receive all the benefits of a fine hotel experience. And typically more.
So in addition to our attentive housekeeping services and our signature, accessible customer service, we invite you to take advantage of the many additional amenities we offer. Things like trusted childcare services, event planning teams, catering, private chefs, and more. Because from the moment you arrive for your month-long respite in your Santa Barbara rental, InvitedHome is here to make sure...the healing begins.
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